Post Gujarat, Congress Calls For Restoring Dignity In Public Discourse

22 December, 2017, 02:20 | Author: Bert Pena
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An MP who was present at the meeting said the Prime Minister described the victory in the two States as a big achievement - especially in Gujarat where the party was voted back to power for the sixth consecutive term.

Briefing presspersons after the meeting, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said: "Modi ji called for strengthening the party at its roots across the country".

In the results declared yesterday, the BJP won 99 seats and the Congress party won 77 seats, out of the total 182.

They said "the BJP propaganda" had adversely impacted fate of the Congress in the Assembly elections.During the chitan shivir, Congress leaders and workers will analyse the election results district-wise and discuss the roadmap for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. "In the coming times, you will see this clearly", he said.

Mr Gandhi, the new Congress party president, has called the poll outcome a "very good result" and a moral victory for his party. "Now they should not blame us", he said.

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Exhorting party workers to nurture young talent, he praised party president Amit Shah, recalling his association with Mr. Shah, and how he groomed him despite the 14-year age difference between them. Jay Shah, son of Amit Shah, turned Rs 50,000 into 80 crore in three months, there has been a scam in Rafale deal, why don't you talk of this. The Leader of Opposition in the state Legislative Council was responding to a question about the NCP playing "spoiler" in the Gujarat elections. "This time people have supported Congress in large numbers and we have increased our seat tally", he said. He also received an indirect ovation from Modi's alliance partner Shiv Sena which said the BJP had "barely managed to pass" the electoral exam but was pretending to have passed with distinction. Leaders from the rest of the state would take part in the camp on Thursday. Several Congress leaders, including those who lost the elections, alleged that the BJP misused the "official machinery" and its "money power" to influence electorates in favour of the BJP candidates.

The Congress workers and district leaders also pointed out lack of financial resources and party's infrastructure at the grassroots as a major hurdle in mobilising voters and taking them to polling booths.

Ahmedabad, Dec 20 The Gujarat BJP today said the Congress must concede its defeat in the just-concluded polls in the state because voters gave a "clear cut" mandate to the ruling party to form the next government. "Our (NCP) desire is that the Opposition should be united to take on the BJP", Malik said.

Senior Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil, who lost from Mandvi in Kutch district, said the party could have formed government had it won 16 seats on which it got defeated by narrow margins.


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